Election Integrity: Not Just Recounts, but also Checks for Non-Citizen Voters

By Dan Cadman on December 5, 2016

A little over a week ago, I wrote a blog suggesting that it's time to settle the question of alien voter fraud. I noted that this didn't have to happen within the first, or even second, hundred days of the new Trump administration, but that it ought to come to pass. I also said it should be up to experts to figure out the mix of targeted and randomized checks of voter rolls to be matched against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alien databases to winnow out aliens who ought not to have voted.

Since then I've been watching with keen interest as Jill Stein and the Green Party demand presidential election recounts in Wisconsin (in process), Michigan (official request filed), and Pennsylvania (lawsuit filed).

It seems quixotic because no matter what the outcome is, it's a mathematical impossibility that Stein will ever garner enough of a change in electoral votes to win the Oval Office — although it has brought her a huge amount of free publicity and millions of in donations. And, of course, along the way the Democratic Party has decided to throw in its hat and join the demand(s).

The recount requests appear to be based on the flimsiest of justifications, as best I can tell, with vague references to "inconsistencies" and "anomalies" and the possibility that the machines and software used could be hacked. Even so, as a Green Party representative (and Stein's campaign manager) repeatedly said in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, it's within her legal right to ask for the recount. He also repeatedly said it's important for the American people "to have confidence in the integrity of the election results." Hard to argue with that.

But it seems to me that's only half the equation. We assuredly want to be sure that every vote tendered goes to whomever it was cast for. But don't we also want to be sure that the person tendering the vote had the right to be in the ballot booth in the first place, to wit no aliens, no dead people, no felons whose rights haven't been restored?

So, in light of the recount demands, I herewith slightly alter my prior suggestion, and strongly suggest instead that the first three states whose voter rolls should be examined for "inconsistencies" and "anomalies", and whose registered voters should be matched against DHS data in an effort to root out alien voter fraud are Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, since clearly they have engendered so much doubt on the left about the integrity of their voter processes.

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